Panama Polymer Clay

Polymer clay

I’m finally getting back to making things from polymer clay, now that I’m sort of settled for awhile. I don’t have my jewelry findings here yet (I’ll bring them back when I go back to the US in November), but I have a lot of pen hardware and my pen press, so I can make pens and keyrings. That’s fine for now – I only had eight pens made up, and I usually have at least 20.

My first pen and keyring made in Panama

I still don’t have my Renaissance Wax here, so I’m just sanding and buffing the items for now. When I eventually retrieve my wax, I can apply it at that time.

Not long before I left, I saw a lady who posted on Facebook that she was selling a bunch of her canes. She offered to fill a USPS small flat-rate box and send it for $10. Well, postage for that size box is over $7, so it was almost like getting the canes for free. Of course, I jumped on that deal!

The box arrived in pretty rough shape, and was held together with a big rubber band. Some of the canes got squashed, but at least 80% of them were usable. There were lots of different flower canes, as well as butterflies, dragonflies, and bees. I used a couple of her rose canes and a butterfly cane for this pen and keyring (the leaf cane is mine).

It feels good to get back into production, even on a limited basis. Slowly but surely, I’ll be fully functional again one day!

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  • Sara Klehn-Harvey Sep 20, 2018 Link Reply

    Myra those look great!

  • Christi Sep 20, 2018 Link Reply

    Ooooh I love those!

  • William Eudy (email ) Sep 20, 2018 Link Reply

    Left foot, right foot.

  • Nina Aug 28, 2019 Link Reply

    I just moved to Panama and my 10 year old loves sculpting with polymer clay. Where do you get yours here? I have found some clay of various quality. Most of it has been cheap but not what we are looking for. Can you advise on stores or brands?

    • Myra Aug 29, 2019 Link Reply

      I haven’t actually bought any clay since I’ve been here. I have probably 200 packages that I brought with me and haven’t been very active in the past few months, so I have a good stock on hand. If I were to need to purchase some, I’d probably either bring it back with me when visiting the US or bite the bullet and order it online, realizing the shipping would make it just that much more expensive.

  • Tatiana Nov 11, 2019 Link Reply

    Hello, are you creating with polymer clay?

    • Myra Nov 11, 2019 Link Reply

      Yes, I create jewelry with polymer clay, and also cover pens and keyrings with it and make small bowls and other decorative items. Although I haven’t done it lately, I sometimes have a booth at the weekly “gringo market” in Boquete.

  • Beth Sep 11, 2020 Link Reply

    Hello! I live in Panama and I want to buy polymer clay, do you know where I can find it? Thank you

    • Myra Sep 11, 2020 Link Reply

      Beth, I brought quite a bit of polymer clay with me from the United States, so I haven’t had to look for places to buy it in Panama at this point. If I did need some, I would probably buy it online from the U.S. and ship it here. Sorry I can’t be of more help!

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